Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 11, 2010
    Jana from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Erin-Have ADR @ Chef Mickey's ( love it). DD11,DD8, but not really 'princess type' girls My ? is:Should we make a 2nd ADR@ CM or try 1900 Park Fare for a change?Heard that the characters there were a lot of fun. The panel always makes our trips magical.

    Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm writing to you from the 6th floor of the Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary resort. So I'm really in the Disney mood.

    The answer to your question depends on a number of factors, but here are some things to think about:

    - Have your girls ever eaten inside the Castle before? While my girls were into the princesses when they were preschoolers, they are a bit "too cool" for that now that they are older. However, they still like eating at Cinderella's Royal Table because it's interesting to see what goes on inside the building. Also, if you're eating breakfast there, the food is really pretty yum.

    - I'm not sure I'd eat at Chef Mickey's twice when there are so many other wonderful options at WDW, but that's just me.

    - 1900 Park Fare at dinner is a hoot. Cinderella's step family provides wonderful comic entertainment. This humor is usually a hit with older children.

    - Disney is a great place to introduce older children to fine dining. Rather than another character meal, you might want to try some place like Jiko or Artist Point. These are incredible meals (often similarly priced to the Royal Table) with stellar food for children and adults. It's a great place to show your kids real gourmet food in a friendly environment.

    - There are fun non-character meals at other restaurants as well: Coral Reef, Whispering Canyon Cafe, 50s Prime Time Cafe, and the Sci-Fi Dine-In all offer great themeing, without characters. These meals often appeal to older children.

    Good luck with your planning.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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